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    Winter 2013 Newsletter


    It's beginning to look a lot like . . . . . winter!  What a way to start the first day of classes.  Be sure to be safe and check the snow line - 359-SNOW (359-7669) for updates on closures.

     This quarter will be busy with strategic planning meetings, business accreditation visits, diversity workshop and much more.

    Business Talks - Radio Appearance, Wed. Jan 9 and Jan. 16, 12:30 pm

    Dean Duchatelet will join local business leaders for the debut of Business Talks, to discuss how EWU and our programs in particular, are a valuable resource for local businesses.  Tune in to KTRW-AM 630, each Wednesday afternoon beginning Jan. 9.  Hosts of the program are Kent Adams and Tom McArthur.

    College-wide Faculty Meeting - Friday, January 18, 1-4 pm.


                Spokane - Phase 1 Classroom Bldg., room 112

                Cheney - Senior Hall, room 101

                Bellevue - D126-N

     The first part of meeting involves all college faculty to discuss changes that need to be made to the College Policies and Procedures, Strategic Goals and Key Initiatives for 2012-2017.  The second part concerns the business faculty (and the economics faculty to the extent that they teach in the business programs) only.  The focus on this part of the meeting is on the business accreditation.

    26 Acts of Kindness Initiative

    26 Acts of Kindness is a national movement that has risen out of the Newtown, CT shooting to commemorate the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The EWU 26 Acts of Kindness Initiative invites students, faculty, staff, departments and alumni to plan at least one act of kindness during a 26-day period.  The initiative will begin on February 14, 2013 as a way of demonstrating EWU's "love and support" to the Newtown community.  Molly Ayers, director of EWU's Community Engagement, is working with groups to plan and promote activities.  Projects could include anything from a "free hug" giveaway to community service projects.  This is an excellent opportunity to respond to this tragedy by building community and showing that even small acts lead to "something big."  If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Molly at, or call her at 359-2792.

    Diversity Workshop - Friday, March 8, 8:30-4, McKinstry

    All college faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the Diversity Workshop (see e-mail dated 1/7/13 with details.  Drs. Dan Distelhorst and Gordon Watanabe will conduct this workshop on "Making Difference Effective in Educational Settings."  Dr. Distelhorst will be e-mailing everyone in the college with instructions on how to take the Intercultural Diversity Inventory that will provide them with the college's orientation towards cultural differences.  More information will be sent out at a later date.

    New Development Officer Joins the CBPA

    Todd Sturgis has been selected to serve as the Development Officer for the CBPA effective February 1.  He currently is completing his position with Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa as their Director of Development where he also received his bachelor's in business administration.  Todd is anxious to join the university and the college and he will be working with our faculty and department chairs to identify initiatives to pursue.

    MBA Program Hosts German Partners

    Prof. Dr. Peter Shuster and Joachim Bach from Schmalkalden, Germany, visited EWU November 28-December 2.  Dr. Schuster and Mr. Bach's visit was in promotion of the new MBA/MA dual degree option created for our MBA students.  This is a home tuition one for one exchange.  All classes at the German university are taught in English.  This spring the MBA program will have their first US student participating in this new adventure available for our students.  If you have interested students please have them contact Roberta Brooke.

    MBA Program Makes Princeton Review Ranking

    EWU's College of Business & Public Administration has been named an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review, which features EWU in the 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 296 Business Schools.  The book has a two-page profile of Eastern's MBA program and includes write-ups on EWU's academics, student life and admissions.

    Urban and Regional Planning News

    Advanced Planning Studio:  Under the leadership of Gregg Dohrn, Faculty in Residence, second year graduate students have prepared a management plan for publically-owned lands in Pend Oreille County as part of their advanced planning studio project.  The plan included a detailed inventory and analysis of over 200 county-owned parcels.  The plan is integrated with the county mapping system and was designed to be easy to maintain and use by a rural county with limited resources.

    Coal Export Facility EIS Scoping Meeting:  Numerous students from the Planning program attended the special meeting to comment on the scope of the environmental impact statement being required for the coal export facility proposed for Cherry Point in Whatcom County.  Student Aaron Qualls, who is also on the Sandpoint City Council, spoke at a press conference prior to the meeting and was also one of the few people allowed to directly testify during the meeting.

    U-District Master Planning Project:  Graduate planning students will be documenting public and private investment that has occurred since the U-District was created and identifying vacant and underdeveloped parcels that are suitable for development or redevelopment.

    St. Aloysius School Master Plan:  Graduate planning students prepared a Master Plan to guide future development activities on the campus located near Gonzaga University.  The plan included recommendations for the siting of a new gymnasium and early childhood learning center.  The principal, Kerrie Rowland said of the students, "We were impressed with your Masters students:  their enthusiasm, their listening skills and their care and their hard work on behalf of our community - and the final product prepared by students and the options for us to consider were exemplary!"

    Faculty Research

    Aiken, Damon and Richard Campbell, Extreme Fan Behaviors:  An Investigation of Sport Consumption Addiction," presented at the Sport Marketing Association, Orlando, Florida, October 2012.

    Bucciferro, Justin, "Indigenous Economies and Population Size in the Columbia River Basin," presented at the Under Western Skies 2:  Environment, Community, and Culture in North America conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 2012.

    Bucciferro, Justin, "Slavery, Fertility, and Race in the Making of Brazil," presented at the Women's and Gender Studies Program Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research Speaker Series, Eastern Washington University, November 2012.

    Bucciferro, Justin, "Who Benefits from Fair Trade?" presented at the 3rd Annual Academic Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Washington-Tacoma, July 2012.

    Bucciferro, Justin, "The Economic Geography of Race in Brazil, 1500-2000," Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 2012.

    Djatej, Arsen, Duanning Zhou, David Gorton, and William McGonigle, "Critical Factors of IFRS Adoption in the US:  an Empirical Study," Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Vol. 9, May 2012.

    Elias, M. Veronica, "Researching Participation Through Interpretative Phenomenology," chapter published in The State of Citizen Participation in America, by Information Age Publishing, 2012.

    Hasan, Jameel, "To What Degree are the US Elite Business Schools Responsible for the 2008 Economic and Financial Meltdown?" has been accepted for presentation at the SAM International Business Conference, Arlington, Virginia, March 2013.

    Hasan, Jameel, "Global Mindset:  Leading International Human Resources Culturally in the 21st Century," has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 Global Business and International Management Conference in Orlando, Florida.

    Hasan, Jameel, "Challenges of Talent Management and Recruiting in a Changing and Uncertain Global Employment Landscape," published in the proceedings of the Academy of Business Research, Atlantic City, NJ, Fall 2012.

    Holmgren, Mark and Vicki McCracken, "What Affects Demand for "The Greatest Show on Earth'?" Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, forthcoming.

    Megaard, Susan and Michael Megaard, "Proposed Regulations Clarify Tax Treatment of Local Lodging Expenses," Practical Tax Strategies, October 2012, Vol 89, No 4.

    Rarick, Charles A., Roberta Brooke, and C. Mich, "War is Business and Business is Good for the United States:  The Growing Market for Military Arms Exports," Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, forthcoming.

    Shin, Sohyoun (Synthia), Sungho Lee, K. Damon Aiken, Seoil Chaiy, ""Made in" versus "Shipped from":  Country-of-Delivery-Origin Effects and the Role of Perceived Risk," Journal of Internet Commerce, 11:187-207, 2012.

    Shin, Sohyoun (Synthia) and Damon Aiken, "The Mediating Role of Marketing Capability Between Strategic Orientations and Firm Performance:  Empirical Evidence from Korean Companies," Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 24(4), 1-30, 2012.

    Other Recognition

    Damon Aiken received word that he is one of three finalists for the 2013 Hormel Master Marketing Teacher Award.  He will be making a presentation at the Spring Conference in Chicago, Illinois in late February and the announcement of the winner will be announced during the conference.  Congratulations Damon and Good Luck!

    Kelley Cullen is pleased to announce that ALL THREE of the undergraduate economic students who submitted abstracts to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) this year had their papers accepted for presentation in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in April.  Kelley will be accompanying the students as ambassadors for the Economics Department, the College and EWU.

    The president of the Academy of Business Research has invited Jameel Hasan to critique a publication, "Critique of AACSB Publications:  Impact of Research," in one of their journals.  He has accepted and will present in March.

    Mary Ann Keogh Hoss received the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent Award for 2012 at the Washington State Hospital Association ACHE Breakfast, October 2012 in Seattle, Washington in recognition for her service with the Washington State Healthcare Executive Forum.

    Duanning Zhou was elected to a four-year term as chair of the Management Information Systems Department.  He replaces Elizabeth Tipton who has been appointed as the Associate Dean for the College.

    Contact Information

    College of Business & Public Administration
    668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Suite A
    Spokane, WA 99202

    phone: 509.828.1223
    fax: 509.828.1275

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